Mary Poppins Sell Out Success 23/07/2018
The summer production of Mary Poppins by students at the Academy played out to packed audiences over 4 nights from 11-14 July with tickets selling out a week beforehand.
The famous musical had a cast of over 60 students aged from 11 to 15 with Year 10 Amelia Statham starring in the lead role of Mary Poppins, Martha Ryley Year 7, making her Bexton Road debut as Jane and Year 8 Kyle Baron as Michael. Amelia commented, “I have loved playing Mary Poppins. It is such an iconic role and I have really enjoyed bringing it to life.”
Head of Performing Arts Helen Mayne added, “What a wonderful week we have had, with such a fabulous group of young people. Mary Poppins is a great family favourite and we have loved sharing this super stage version of it with each of our full house audiences. Thanks to everyone who supported us in any way, we are now turning our attention to planning for the winter show – Legally Blonde”.